Being a quilter, you work on long projects and take a project sebatical for a quick make. These quick makes help one make it through the tough part of that long project. Last Friday I watched the SewBecca live stream on youtube and was pleasantly surprised by the drawstring bag in the Open Gates project box. The project was a thread bag to hold all your threads when you go on retreat. The bag was cute. But when she finished the bag, I saw a different possibilities. I saw a tatting shuttle and thread ball holder. Even though I did not have the pattern, I followed Monique’s instructions on that video. I am pleased as punch with how cute this turned out!
I have always wanted a pretty alternative to my current tatting supply storage (a ziploc baggie). I feel I hit the jack pot. And it was so quick! A nice little break in sewing 16 patches.
This was perfectly sized! Isn’t it wonderful when you find something and repurpose it perfectly?
There is probably an easy way to attach this to your wrist so it will hold your ball while you tat. I forget what those are called, but usually you tat those with thread. It thrills me I can combine two hobbies together! I wonder if there would be a market for something like this on etsy? Any tatters out there please comment below with your thoughts.
Make sure to check out SewBecca and see how it’s made.
And did you see my mid week post? I designed another pattern and it is a free download. Interested in learning how to make a small heart block? Check it out here.
The newly added border blocks are done! I have started sewing this together, but made a change to the layout a bit. When I put these on my design wall they are all at pretty much easy reach eye level. Because the proportion of the quilt is turned sideways, while I stitch this together I am turning all my baskets and hearts 90 degrees to the right. After I get the majority of these stitched I will be able to present it correctly on the wall. Since each of these blocks are 4 inches finished, this top measures 36 by 72. Not very big, but a great start to a round robin! Yes, I have already selected the next motif and some are already up on my design wall. The next block is a 6 inch block. And I think I will do a triangle border after that and then see what calculations will make the next block potential. And it feels good to empty those scrap bins! I am in love the with the folk art style in this quilt and where this may go. It is very old fashioned looking eh? I can’t wait to show you what is next.
Last week’s goals:
- Make more basket and heart blocks—-completed
- Play with the layout of the basket and hearts—-played with it and did not like the idea in my head
- Make the tutorial of the heart pattern—completed
Next week’s goals:
- Sew some more on the next border
- Look into my next quilt kit adventure and crunch the numbers
- I have three new baby quilts to sew, one is already designed and am waiting on clothing from the mother so I can make a memory quilt for the little one, look into designs for the other two
- Give a product review on a quilty item
- Watch a few sewing live streams while I sew
I did pretty good this week for my back being out. Yeah Sunday morning the simple task of getting up off the couch threw it out. This used to happen before and three days of it and it would completely be gone. The good news is I have my mobility back, but there is a dull ache there and that has not went away. Ah, the joys of coming of age.
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